The definition of ‘success’ is so different for different people.
For one person, a banner year in sales would be a reason to quit the industry for others.
The owner of a budding $ 10 million company may feel far more successful than the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar firm who just saw their stock falter.
A personal best at the gym or on a cycle ride may look way different for you than it does for someone else. And personal fulfillment
Since the entire notion of success is so subjective and personal, how can we even measure it?
How do you measure success, and do you consider yourself successful?
It’s worth some reflection, for without a well-defined and specific target, we’ll always miss our goals.
Then again, does (and should) our concept of success shift every time we achieve the next milestone or summit?
I just spent the last week at a conference with my peers.
As I surveyed the room, it struck me how different we all were, with a full spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, and concepts of professional achievement.
After the gala, I was chatting with a friend and peer. Both of us were honored; both of us “successful” by most objective standards, yet we had far-ranging motivations and vantage points in life.
Over the past couple of years, I have found it difficult to clearly envision what I could really do professionally. I was 100% focused and committed, yes.
But reaching my true potential? I’d say I wasn’t even close.
Why? No matter how hard I tried to corral the answer, it always escaped me.
Well, this past week, I finally found it.
Who would have thought that a little competition amongst my peers would reignite my passion and have me thinking differently again?!
Where will it lead me?
2022 has been quite a year. I moved my family to a new state, closed an office, and opened two more.
I’ve managed quite a few personal and professional successes and failures.
But the most encouraging part is that through it all, I’ve grown much better at managing me.
I’m still not the best version of myself, and I have a lot of growth left to reach my potential.
But I’ll never settle for anything less, and I’ve never been more eager, grateful, and READY for the journey ahead!